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Amanda Williams: Embodied Sensations

April 10, 2021 – June 20, 2021

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces Amanda Williams: Embodied Sensations, a participatory artwork that considers the transformation of public space during the global pandemic—and the stark inequities and systemic injustices that underlie such shifts. On view in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from April 10 through June 20, 2021, the installation will be activated through both an online survey and a series of participatory, in-person performances. The work expands on Chicago-based artist and architect Amanda Williams’s decades-long interrogation of the complex intersections of race, place, violence, and value. Amanda Williams: Embodied Sensations is a collaborative project organized by both Education and Curatorial departments. It draws on Williams’s work as a 2019–20 Catalyst artist with the Museum’s Department of Education.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art.

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Amanda Williams, preparatory study for Embodied Sensations, 2021. 

Anna Martine Whitehead, preparatory study for Amanda Williams’ Embodied Sensations, 2021

Amanda Williams, preparatory study for Embodied Sensations, 2021. 

Amanda Williams, preparatory study for Embodied Sensations, 2021.